Day 67 | Monday, 25 May 2020
Day 67 | Monday, 25 May 2020 - Memorial Day
“We hold up before you, our Creator, all of our loved ones who have passed from earth into eternity. Especially, we remember those who have laid down their lives that others might live. Keep them in our memories. Keep them in our hearts. And grant us the assurance that we shall be reunited around the Father’s throne. Amen” (Source Book for Worship Vol. 3 page 67)
“Nurturing God, we lift to you today all whose memories are part of our lives. For those who stood up for what they believed, for those who worked in the name of justice, for those who simply lived the life of holiness, we give you thanks.
“We pray for those who live in danger, who still wage combat - externally or internally. We pray for those who have lost loved ones - may your healing be upon each of us. We pray for the renewal of all our spirits, knowing that those who have died have simply gone on before us as saints of the living God.
“Hear our prayers, O Life-Giver, and grant us your peace. Amen.” (Ibid. page 193)
Gracious God, today we also remember those who have been on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19. We also remember the nearly 100,000 in this country who have lost their lives to the virus. This is a day to remember and continue to pray for the recession of this pandemic. O Lord our God give us your strength and peace. Hear our Prayers. Amen
Today: pray for our veterans
From the Church Mouse
Essential oil 101:
Two recipes for homemade hand-sanitizer gel:
1. Making your own hand sanitizer gel is easy to do and requires only a few ingredients:
The key to making an effective, germ-busting hand sanitizer is to stick to a 2:1 proportion of alcohol to aloe vera. This keeps the alcohol content around 60 percent. This is the minimal amount needed to kill most germs, according to the CDC.
2. The second recipe is the same as the first except add ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
Place all the ingredients in a bowl or measuring cup and whisk to combine. Using a funnel, pour all of the ingredients into a misting bottle. Use as needed.
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Rev. Douglas Knopp, Pastor Emeritus